Simmons is a small-time, out-of-shape. 4th degree black belt who fancies himself as the “King of the Demo,” still brags about the championship he won in 1991, and who idolizes a dopey martial arts/movie star named Chuck "the Truck" Wallace (Ben Best), the 8-time undefeated champ and star of the "Seven Rings of Pain" trilogy.
Simmons is married to Suzie (Mary Jane Bostic), who is ultra blonde-haired, aggressively tanned, and loves spandex. When Fred finds out she has cheated on him (a habit he refers to as her "ways"), he begins to fall apart. His inexplicably loyal students become fodder for his misplaced rage, and a young female student has to endure his pathetic efforts to impress and romance her, which develop into disturbing stalker-like behaviors.
Fred takes two students and a creepily friend (played by director Hill) on a road trip to meet his idol Chuck the Truck and sells his red sports car to get enough money to lure Chuck to his school. After Chuck and Suzie hook up, the Fred actually seems likeable compared to these two lowlifes.
Writer/director/producer/co-star Jody Hill shot the movie in 19 days in the summer of 2005 on a $70,000 budget, financed by credit cards. Hill is now shooting his second movie, Observe and Report, in Albuquerque with Seth Rogen and Ray Liotta.